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|The Eugene, Cascades & Coast region is known for its gorgeous parks, playgrounds and natural public lands. |
Sections of two national forests, the Willamette National Forest and the Siuslaw National Forest (which contains the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area), lie within this region.
The McKenzie River Ranger Station is open Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. A land and resource management agency responsible for federal land along the McKenzie River MORE >>
Middle Fork Ranger Station open Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. A land and resource management agency responsible for federal land east of Eugene, which includes MORE >>
A beautiful 209-acre (85-ha) nature preserve five miles (8 km) southeast of downtown Eugene. Eight miles (13 km) of all-weather trails. Educational programs for all ages. MORE >>
Located at the end of Laurel on Bay Street along the Siuslaw River, this park has a fenced dock for fishing and crabbing. You can also enjoy the gazebo and benches on MORE >>
Part of the Siuslaw National Forest, the Oregon Dunes cover 40 miles along the coast, North America's largest coastal dunes. There are many ways to explore this dramatic MORE >>
Offering 400 varieties of roses in a spectacular setting along the Willamette River. The garden will enchant with its abundant roses and what is believed to be the MORE >>
Over 1,000 acres (405 ha) of scenic forested open space. Just minutes from downtown, visitors can enjoy 12 miles of running/walking trails with magnificent vistas of MORE >>
The Siuslaw National Forest offers several public campgrounds, from Reedsport to Waldport, and in Hebo. Also available are a visitor center, hiking trails and MORE >>
Situated along the Willamette River with panoramic views of Eugene. At RiverPlay Discovery Village Playground children can scale a play replica of Skinner Butte, uncover MORE >>
South Jetty Day Use activities include OHV riding, picnicking, beach access, crabbing, fishing, surfing, beach combing, dog walking, and wildlife viewing from twelve MORE >>
Many area parks offer interpretive centers, volunteer opportunities, robust recreational and community programs, and are available for event rentals like weddings, parties and meetings. Community festivals are held in park amphitheatres, and community sports are held on park fields and in open spaces.
Many parks are wheelchair accessible, offering paved trails through lava fields and up to waterfall viewing platforms.